Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, disclosed that 40 of the COVID-19 sufferers within the state had been launched to affix their households after testing adverse.
The 40 sufferers, 17 females and 23 males, together with two international nationals, had been discharged from the state isolation amenities.
“The sufferers, 19 from Onikan, seven from Gbagada, three from Mainland Infectious Illness Hospital, Yaba, eight from Agidingbi and three from LUTH isolation centres had been discharged after full restoration and testing adverse to COVID-19,” the governor mentioned.
In the meantime, the Street Transport Employers Affiliation of Nigeria (RTEAN) has recommended the Federal Authorities for heeding the plea of transport staff and lifting interstate journey ban imposed to curb the unfold of COVID-19.
The RTEAN had earlier appealed to the Federal Authorities to evaluate ban on interstate journey, saying the sufferings of affected transport operators had been changing into insufferable.
Nationwide Publicity Secretary of RTEAN, Alhaji Abdulrahman Amusan, who spoke yesterday in Lagos, mentioned the gesture had proven that the federal government had a listening ear and felt their plights.
In line with him, the interstate transport operators whose sources of livelihood had lengthy been paralysed by the lockdown and the ban are jubilating and rejoicing with the brand new growth.
“The whole Nationwide Govt Council (NEC) of RTEAN, led by the President, Alhaji Musa Mohammed and all State Govt Councils need to recognize President Muhammadu Buhari for being human and thoughtful in lifting this ban. It has been actually powerful for our members who deal in interstate travels.
“We thank the Federal Authorities most sincerely for this growth. We commend the federal government for not forgetting or abandoning the affected operators whose companies and sources of livelihood had been paralysed.
“This evaluate is the most effective factor now. Our struggling members are blissful and rejoicing over this as a result of it can finish a number of weeks of hardship and sufferings. We’re grateful.
“Once more, now we have lectured and admonished our members to strictly adhere to all of the COVID-19 prevention tips and protocols as a result of all the federal government efforts are for our security,” the RTEAN spokesman mentioned.
In line with him, the union is in complete assist of the efforts of the federal government in combating the novel coronavirus and can proceed to assist the federal government in all its insurance policies and programmes.
Amusan, who doubles because the Secretary of the union in Lagos State, mentioned that many drivers and conductors would have meals on their tables with the event. He gave the peace of mind that the union would obey all the rules and protocols as prescribed by the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) and the Presidential Activity Power on COVID-19.